[ITAV] It Really Does Take a Village – Learn About ITAV & How Samvera and Fedora Are Using It For Sustainability Planning

Laurie Arp laurie.arp at lyrasis.org
Thu Feb 2 09:49:17 EST 2023


There is still time to register for webinars highlighting the use of the It Takes a Village (ITAV<https://www.lyrasis.org/programs/Pages/IMLS-OSS.aspx>) OSS Sustainability Guidebook<https://itav.lyrasis.org/guidebook/> and Toolkit. <https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/ITAV/ITAViP+Toolkit%3A+Home>

We are very pleased to highlight members of the community presenting their experiences.

Session Description
Long-term sustainability planning is something that poses a unique challenge for many open-source programs. These programs are often funded and supported in ways that do not give appropriate consideration to the long-term sustainability of the applications and their communities. The It Takes a Village (ITAV) framework was created to give OSS communities, like Samvera and Fedora, the tools and information needed to begin the planning process for their futures. Through a series of guided activities, ITAV presents program participants with the opportunity to look both inward and outward to evaluate what is working and what is not and how to take actionable steps forward.


This session will outline the ITAV framework and explain the process for using the toolkit activities. Megan Forbes will provide background and process info. Panelists include Heather Greer Klein, Community Manager at Samvera and Arran Griffith, Program Manager at Fedora. Heather and Arran will share their experiences participating in ITAV and showcase activities they have used. They will highlight and share the lessons learned while undergoing the process for each of their own program’s sustainability planning.

You can attend either session:

  *   2/16/23 at 7 am pacific/8 am mountain/9 am central/10 am eastern time
  *   2/23/23 at 11 am pacific/noon mountain/1 pm central/2 pm eastern time

You can easily register for these free sessions here<https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=3E133C45-438C-ED11-80FF-00155D0A2732>.

Feel free to share this announcement with your networks.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Laurie Gemmill Arp
Director, DuraSpace Community Supported Programs
laurie.arp at lyrasis.org<mailto:laurie.arp at lyrasis.org>
800.999.8558 x 2908

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